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MLA Conference Special Session: "Missed Connections: Satire and Its Publics" (Jan. 7-10, 2016) CFP Due Mar. 15

full name / name of organization: 
Janessa Toro
contact email: 
jltz85@mail.missouri.edu

This panel welcomes papers concerning the intersections of satire, political art, and other forms of subversive humor with various audiences during any time period.

BARZAKH CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, Deadline: April 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Barzakh
contact email: 
barzakhmagazine@gmail.com

Barzakh Spring 2015 Issue: “Rage”
Deadline: April 15, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS (Nationalism and Identity)

full name / name of organization: 
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
contact email: 
HLA_IFOA@humber.ca

Call For Proposals:

Conference: “Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens” An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015

SAMLA: Performance on Film [proposal due May 15; conference Nov 13-15, Durham, NC]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA Film Studies Group
contact email: 
emock@westga.edu

Film Studies Group

Performance on Film

Special Issue: Steampunk and the Neo-Victorian: America, England, and the Transnational

full name / name of organization: 
JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey
contact email: 
gjohnmarshall@aydin.edu.tr

JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey
Special Issue: Steampunk and the Neo-Victorian: America, England, and the Transnational

[UPDATE} DEADLINE EXTENDED Women and Ageing: New Critical and Cultural Perspectives

full name / name of organization: 
University of Limerick 20-22 May 2015
contact email: 
ageing.women@gmail.com

Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
University of Limerick, Ireland
20th-22nd May 2015

[UPDATE] CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA / Jessica Kuskey
contact email: 
jkuskey@ucsc.edu

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction

Death, Violence and Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
jvanwyck@fordham.edu

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

NARRATIVE THREADS (MLA Special Sessions Panel); Abstracts due by 3/10/15

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Special Sessions
contact email: 
lmiskin@smu.edu

Textile objects (needlework, embroidery, tapestries) may also be textual objects. Approaches might include textiles and texts as artifacts of industrialization, imperialism, and/or globalization.

Reminder: Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century (Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Bertolini
contact email: 
Alison.bertolini@ndsu.edu

Deadline approaching: Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century.

Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture [panel proposal] MLA 2016, Austin TX [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lindsay.dearinger@gmail.com

Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention.

CFP Extension: New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

full name / name of organization: 
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University
contact email: 
lillie.brown@famu.edu

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the CFP on New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines has been extended to March 30, 2015. (See original CFP on 2/13/15.)

[Expanded] Public Pedagogy: Teaching Literature in the Corporate University

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Spitzer-Hanks/ University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
penumbra7@hotmail.com

In an increasingly market-driven educational environment, aestheticist arguments for the study of literature appear more and more unconvincing as colleges and universities have begun to see themselve

C A L L F O R P A P E R S No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15

full name / name of organization: 
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
contact email: 
coldnoontravelpoetics@gmail.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015

[Update] MLA 2016 "Legacies of the Sexual Revolution"

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016, Proposed Special Session
contact email: 
eiranne.edgar@gmail.com

Seeking papers for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites presentations that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.

CFP: PAMLA 2015, Special Session, “Faulkner & Time” (11/6-8, Portland)

full name / name of organization: 
Kristin Fujie, Lewis & Clark College
contact email: 
kfujie@lclark.edu

We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner’s work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner’s relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices

full name / name of organization: 
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
contact email: 
gurleyja@lemoyne.edu

CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices

Diplomacy and Letters: The Role of Literary Ambassadors

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Austin 2016
contact email: 
Karen.Benavente@glasgow.ac.uk

What is the role of diplomats as writers? And conversely, what is the role of the writer, when he or she has been 'appropriated' by the State?

HKU Film Symposium, May 30-31: Chinese Filmmakers in the United States

full name / name of organization: 
Tim Gruenewald, The University of Hong Kong
contact email: 
tgruene@hku.hk

HKU American Studies Symposium May 30-31, 2015
East Goes West – Chinese Filmmakers in the United States

UPDATE: Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

full name / name of organization: 
Utopian Studies Society (Europe)
contact email: 
utopian.studies@ncl.ac.uk

Call for proposals: Utopia and the end of the city
FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 March 2015

Stand Your Ground: Incarcerations, Lynchings, and Executions - CFP for Edited Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Vanderwees and Percy Walton
contact email: 
chrisvanderwees@gmail.com

With 5% of the world’s population, the U.S.

MLA 2016 Special Session: Rhetorics of De/Humanization (Deadline 3/15/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association
contact email: 
mc.harrison@udmercy.eduz

Rhetorics of De/Humanization

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Beyond Fin-de-Siècle Europe: New Geographies of Decadence

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
rstilling@fsu.edu

While the literature of decadence often emphasizes the imaginative transgression of borders of all kinds, studies of literary decadence often remain strictly bound by the borders of Europe.

Representations of Cruel Children in Popular Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Flegel and Chris Parkes
contact email: 
mflegel@lakeheadu.ca, cparkes@lakeheadu.ca

The Representation of Cruel Children in Popular Texts
Ed. Monica Flegel and Christopher Parkes

[UPDATE] EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CROSSOVERS: GENDER, GENRE, GEOGRAPHY (Edited Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Sonia Sahoo and Ramit Samaddar Centre for Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
contact email: 
soniasahoo25@gmail.com and ramitsamaddar@gmail.com

Our proposed collection aims to explore the meanings of crossover in the eighteenth century.

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10). Special Session, “Race in/after Conceptual Writing”

full name / name of organization: 
Seth Perlow
contact email: 
perlow@okstate.edu

Papers are invited for a special session on treatments (and elisions) of racial politics, aesthetics, identities, and experiences in recent conceptual writing and related experimentalisms.

CFP: "Teaching Trauma" at MLA 2016: Submit by March 13, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Eden Wales Freedman
contact email: 
eden.w.freedman@gmail.com

This panel considers the pedagogical challenges of teaching trauma literature and trauma theory to undergraduates and theorizes ways of teaching that can combat—versus exacerbate—depicted catastro

SPACES/SPATIALITIES: PRACTICES, ENCOUNTERS, AND ARTICULATIONS, December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

full name / name of organization: 
ELLAK (The English Language and Literature Association of Korea)
contact email: 
2015ellakconference@gmail.com

THE 2015 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“Spaces/Spatialities: Practices, Encounters, and Articulations”

December 10-12, 2015, Busan, Korea

MLA 2016 Austin (1/7-1/10) Special Session: Transnationalizing the Public Sphere

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
najung@uwalumni.com

Nancy Fraser has written that, from the perspective of critical theory, "it is by no means clear what it means today to speak of 'transnational public spheres." This special session responds to the 20

MLA 2016 (Austin 1/7-1/10) Special Session: Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
loretta.clayton@gmail.com

Writing on/against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style, 1850-1950

Re-Approaching the Survey Course

full name / name of organization: 
Gwynn A. Dujardin
contact email: 
dujardin@queensu.ca

Proposals invited for MLA roundtable session (Austin, TX; January 2016) on innovative approaches to teaching literature surveys.

Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization- University of North Florida
contact email: 
unfego@gmail.com

The theme "Literature and Its Publics" invites us to consider the face of all of our objects of attention—not only literature and other kinds of texts but film, digital media, and rhetoric—and to

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (extended deadline: 18 March 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

We have extended the deadline for submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the new deadline for submissions is 18th March 2015.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session "Aggressive Fictions": Metatextual Critiques of the Reader (Please Submit by March 15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2016
contact email: 
kkwg@uw.edu

Seeking papers exploring fiction that critiques and/or challenges the reader and his/her interpretations and/or rationalizations of the text.

MLA 2016 Austin --Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu

In his Playboy interview Nabokov said: "Sex as an institution, sex as a general notion, sex as a problem, sex as a platitude—all this is something I find too tedious for words.

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